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St. Louis sneaks past Duquesne

Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Austin McBroom buried a go-ahead 3- pointer with just under a minute remaining, as No. 19 Saint Louis remained unbeaten in conference play with a 76-72 victory over Duquesne on Wednesday at Palumbo Center.

Jeremiah Jones drained two free throws with 57 seconds left to break a 70-all tie and give Duquesne a two-point lead, but McBroom responded with a triple at the other end to put Saint Louis on top.

After Duquesne sandwiched a pair of empty possessions around a missed free throw from Rob Loe, Mike McCall, Jr. knocked down two free throws to push the spread to three with 13 seconds left.

Micah Mason then missed a triple on Duquesne's next touch, and Jake Barnett split a pair at the stripe to seal the outcome.

McCall contributed 13 points, Grandy Glaze added 12 with eight rebounds and McBroom registered 11 points for the Billikens (18-2, 5-0 A-10), who have won 12 straight games since a 70-65 setback against Wichita State on Dec. 1.

The 12-game win streak is the longest by the Billikens since the 1993-94 season.

Ovie Soko led all scorers with 18 points, while Dominique McKoy and Mason each netted 15 points for the Dukes (8-9, 1-4), who have lost four straight since opening conference play with a win over Fordham.

Glaze's layup got Saint Louis within 29-28 with 6:39 left in the first half, but McKoy countered with back-to-back jumpers before Mason knocked down a triple to give Duquesne an eight-point edge.

However, Saint Louis scored the final six points of the first half and got a triple from Loe to open the second, giving the Billikens a 37-36 edge less than 10 seconds into the final frame.

Duquesne quickly regained control with an 11-2 spurt, but the Billikens battled back with nine of the game's next 11 points to pull within 49-48 with 12:39 left in the game.

It remained a one-possession game from there until Soko followed four straight points from Jerry Jones with 1-of-2 from the stripe to make it 62-58 in favor of Duquesne with 7:14 to play.

Saint Louis stormed back with a 10-2 spurt that McCall capped with a trey for a 68-64 lead, but the Dukes answered with an 8-2 swing, culminating in two free throws from Jones that made it 72-70 Duquesne with under a minute left.

Game Notes

Saint Louis has won five straight over the Dukes to grab a 10-7 edge in the all-time series ... Saint Louis head coach Jim Crews recorded his 400th career victory ... The Billikens improved to 7-0 on the road this season ... Jordair Jett scored 10 points and handed out 11 assists for Saint Louis ... Duquesne shot 50 percent (24-of-48) from the field, including 53.5 percent (8-of-15) from beyond the arc.

01/22 21:40:41 ET

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